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Still here...

Howdy, all!

Yep.  I am still here, still reading.  And writing.  And making plans for convention trips, or rather, for WorldCon this year.  Even have my wife, She-Who-Hates-This-Stuff, set for the San Antonio trip. I'm jazzing about that one!

Writing has started slow this year.  I'm still sorta stuck on having finished all the long-fermenting story ideas I had last year, so the newer work is coming at a more difficult pace.  I only have 10,000 words down so far, with two short completions.  But I did figure out that I can throw down a 500-1000 word beginning pretty quick - these starts might just supply me with my next batch of tales.

I hope to get a theme question out there.  For those of you who have done tales in the superhero genre do you find it harder to work up the hero over the villain?

Anyway, talk later, and great to see everyone still around!


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Mar. 5th, 2013 02:12 pm (UTC)
good to see you
Mar. 28th, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
I don't really write in the genre, but I follow it.

Here's one way to look at it: Villains are often dark reflections of the hero. So, if you have a good villain, make your hero a reflection of the villain.

Maybe both characters had a similar event in their lives, and took different paths, or they're thematically opposed, etc.

If you need any crits, send them to me directly. The list moves so slowly these days that sometimes I forget to check the folder in my e-mail, so I may miss a request here or there.

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